Ever since Alexander McQueen sent models down the runway with matte manicures in 2010, the trend has been on the up and up. For those of you who need a crash course, the matte nail polish look is exactly what it sounds like – a manicure devoid of any shine. Although it may sound complicated, this edgy look is totally doable and is a unique take on the classic mani/pedi. Just in time for summer, matte doesn’t just have to appear in the form of dark, neutral shades. I want you to keep it super light and fresh! And get this, you can turn just about any solid color into a gorgeous matte finish using Essie’s “Matte About You”. For the freshest hues, check out these five pastel colors that I’m loving this summer season!
5 Fresh Matte Nail Colors for Summer
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Essie "Where's My Chauffeur"
Summer in a bottle! Essie’s fresh “Where’s my Chauffeur” is a perfect matte aqua that would be perfect for a pop of matte color. With hints and springs of mint green, this vibrant matte nail polish has a perfect, no-chip consistency.
Deborah Lippman "Build Me Up Buttercup"
This perfect shade of sunshine is the ideal summer pigment for matte manis and pedis. With ingredients like biotin and green tea extract, this matte color looks as beautiful as it feels! Smooth, strong polish and super rich in color and quality – truly a pastel dream come true.
Lauren B. Beauty "Griffith Gaze"
With advanced, quick-drying enamel, Lauren B. Beauty’s nail polish formula’s are not to be believed. “Griffith Gaze” is a fresh and modern take on the classic grey hue. With blush, mauve, and khaki hues, this nail polish provides a fashion-forward matte alternative to your usual nude.
YSL "Violet Baroque"
As elegant as it is practical, Yves Saint Laurent has created fashion forward shades that are both daring and accessible. This deep, rich shade of violet has a super strong quality, giving it that ultra-thick matte feel.
Always searching for the perfect shade of white, there is something about the quality and consistency of Essie’s “Blanc” that gives it the perfect matte effect. This ultra smooth white hue is streak-free, which is ideal when looking for the perfect snow-colored matte nail polish.